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to striking the bridge. we put in a request to learn what the warning was. the ntsb that was investigating the accident said it will provide an update for us tomorrow. >> investigators trying to find out what caused the high speed ferry to crash in a dock in lower man hat tan today. hundreds of commuters were on board. firefighters and other emergency personnel rushed to the scene to treat the injured. about 70 people were sent to the hospital, 11 seriously injured. the ferry in a major overhaul, that gave it new energies and a propulsion system. they do not know if it played a role in the crash. >> it was a significant day in baseball, and no one played a game. barry bonds struck out, as the did everyone else on the ballot. voters ejected everyone on the ballot. the home run king, like the others did not get enough votes to get in the hall of fame. that all happened today. this is all pay back in theory for the steroid era. let's bring in scott reece, what is the buzz here? how long with the players be black listed in. >> that is a great question, raj. look, this is not a surprise. i mean
to the commission. the ntsb and coast quarter are investigating the accident and the coast guard said the interviews are complete and the ship is not going anywhere. it has not been cleared to leave port. live on treasure island, nbc bay area news. >> new at 11:00, if you are east of the 101-880 interchange, you probably saw the heavy black smoke. firefighters rushed to a house where a detached garage went up in flame before 7:30 this evening. first reports indicated there might have been people trapped inside, however firefighters said the garage was unoccupied and thankfully no one was hurt. one neighbor said it was a meth lab and they said they found no traces of any illegal activity. the fire grew quickly. >> trying to safety vehicles and the poor guy was there and fire was probably ten feet from the station and trying to hose it down. >> firefighters say the garage, a corvette inside and two cars and a boat outside are all at a total loss. no word on how the fire started. >> it wasn't a code blue, but a code dry that had a bay area hospital scrambling this evening. a massive plumbing problem ha
that led to a fire that shut down an a apartment. and then the ntsb made two safe and last month, a united airlines dreamliner made acknowledge emergency landing in new orleans when a power generator failed and just today, an ana dreamliner in japan was delayed due to an oil leak. officials say it's important to note that the fleet has not been grounded. >>> staffing problems have caused a major slowdown on the dunbarton brinl, one of the toll booths have been closed since january 1 ft. the transportation commission said they cannot afford to staff it, but they are considering staffing it during peak commute hours and macy convert it to a fast track only lane. >>> connecticut's chief medical examiner said that the brain of the gunman in the newtown school shooting showed nothing unusual. he killed 26 people, including 20 people at sandy hook elementary school last month. the medical examiner said that there's still studies being done. >>> and that massacre in connecticut is leading the controversial changes in ohio. custodians are being allowed to carry handguns on campus. they will pay fo
demonstrate that its batteries are safe. both ntsb and faa investigators are tonight on their way to japan. boeing says it is cooperating with this investigation. brian? >> tom costello in our dc newsroom tonight. tom, thanks. >>> a scary early-morning tragedy in central london today that could have been much worse. two people were killed when a helicopter collided with a construction crane atop a tall building. there's a report the chopper pilot had requested to put down because the weather had closed in. the crash ignited a large fire in the busy vauxhall neighborhood. the pilot was killed along with one person on the ground. nine were injured. all of it has londoners watched the scene unfold on live morning television. >>> now to another big and still-developing story tonight. american citizens among perhaps dozens of people taken hostage by islamic militants in algeria in northern africa. it's right next door to mali where not coincidentally, french war planes have been pounding militants there for days. tonight, the u.s. state department has strongly condemned this hostage-taking, cal
at 11:00, investigators from the ntsb and the faa are joining a japanese investigation on a grounded boeing dreamliner, it was forced to land earlier this week after the pilot thought he smelled smoke. it was the latest in a series of problems with the craft. all dreamliner flights have been cancelled. >>> well, is there a hot streak coming to an end, san jose's newest casino has struck out with the city's police chief. the owners of the casino matrix said that the police chief has rejected their application to add penitentiaryhouse gaming to the top floor. san jose's gaming commission recommended the denial and the police chief backed it up. matrix owners are trying to determine if they can appeal the decision. >>> surveillance video captures the fastest robbery attempt on record. in nine seconds, three masked men walk in to the jewellers in menlo park and walked out when they realized the store owner had a gun. the suspect started to break the glass cases and ended up fleeing without anything. the men escaped in a white car, which crashed about a mile away. you see it here in a qui
are expected to last about 4-1/2 months. the ntsb and coast guard say it could take several months to determine the exact cause of the crash. >> in health matters tonight, regular aspirin users may have an increased risk for blindness. researchers in australia study aspirin users and said that those that use it once or more a week has more risk for macular degeneration. >> the number of children that have been diagnosed with adhd has increased. they have looked at a group of children in southern california. researches found a 25% increase in adhd cases from 2001 to 2010. black children saw the biggest increase at 70%. african american girls went up by 90%. and teasing young girls about their weight has an effect that could last to adulthood. in a new study, more than 1500 women took surveys on their eating behavior and whether they were teased as children and researches found that nearly half of them have been ridiculed because of their weight. they were more likely to binge eat, purge, misuse medicine. >> many feel stressed about paying the holiday bills. credit repairs take time. and you may
, pending the outcome of the ntsb and coast guard investigations. >>> speaking of money, one place seeing a lot less of it these days are libraries. library hours and staff have been cut due to reduced budget. >>> one type of library is seeing a growth spurt. not a threat to replace your thomas is here to see if your neighborhood has one. >> books don't always bring people together. reading a book is usually a solitary activity. sharing a book, however, is a very different thing. it's something karen discovered when she jumped in on a growing trend, but she and many others are finding tonight's bay area proud. if your travels have taken you through san jose, you may have noticed a few new libraries popping up. those built with bond money, but also that one built in ron's garage. the one that sits atop daughter karen's fence. >> you put the harry potter books in there. >> it's called a little free library and karen's is far from the only one. part of a trend started in wisconsin a few years ago, there are now some 6,000 little free libraries around the world. more popping up in the bay are
is by no means minor. and now the board, the coast gua guard, and the ntsb are all trying to get to the bottom of it. >> the lessons learned business and you evaluate and go over it with a fine-toothed comb. >> reporter: and we are back here live. you can see the lights of that oil tanker. it remains anchored in the bay as investigators describe it go through it with a fine-toothed comb. now, also, the ntsb has joined the effort. they have an investigator here in the bay area working in conjunction with the coast guard. also, the coast guard tells me tonight that they conducted alcohol and drug tests on the pilo pilots. they say the results are in on the alcohol test and those results came back negative. reporting live on treasure island, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> okay. thank you, jodi. >>> so why was the tanker allowed to be traveling under the bay bridge when the visibility was down to just a quarter mile? that's the question that's at the center of some changes that could come in the wake of monday's accident. nbc bay area's arturo santiago joins us with more. arturo? >> rep
really don't have a timeline for that. ntsb has announced they're going to come join us. and we welcome their support. we work hand-in-hand with them quite often. >> reporter: how long will the ship be out here? >> the captain of the port has put a hold on it. so while we investigate all the issues, it will remain here until we can determine what the next step would be. and if during the course of this investigation it says we should move it or do something different with it, then we will. we'll proceed that way. >> reporter: thank you so much for joining us. i know you just stepped out of your car. i appreciate you taking the time. again, i wanted to have you see what it looks like out there. we've seen some crews going around it. we've seen some boats out there as well this morning. we also had some information there were some published reports this morning about that pilot that he had some issues in the past. that according to state records that show he ran aground in sacramento in a shipping channel in 2009. there was another incident at a catwalk in stockton we have heard about in
: but this latest incident is by no means minor. and now the board, the coast guard and the ntsb are all trying to get to the bottom of it. and we are back here live where you can see the oil tanker remains anchored here in the bay tonight. it's unclear how long it will be here, but most certainly during the initial stages of this investigation. now, the u.s. coast guard also confirms tonight that drug and alcohol tests were performed on the pilot. the results of the alcohol tests have come back. and we are told they came back negative. reporting live on treasure island, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> jodi, thank you. the question is fairly simple. how did this happen again? big changes were made after the tanker hit the bay bridge five years ago. most of those changes deal with where the ships can and cannot go during times of low visibility on the bay, but the bay bridge has no such restrictions. nbc bay area's arturo santiago soins joins us. what now? what changes can be made? >> reporter: the san francisco harbor safety committee, u.s. coast guard and a number of other agencies a
the cleanup and a $10 million fine. an ntsb investigation did determine that the bar pilot navigating the ship was impaired by prescription drugs. he spent ten months behind bars and had his pilot license revoked. one of the biggest factors in that accident was the weather. thick fog blanketed the bay. chief meteorologist jeff ranier is in the weather center with the conditions at the time of the incident. it was foggy at least interior. was it like that on the water? >> we did definitely have plenty of low clouds, also fog. weather, was this a prime factor in this? we can't say so far. there you can see the bay bridge in the center of your screen and that marker indicating that this collision again happening at tower 6 which is just off to the west of treasure island. once again, at 11:120 this morning, visibility was a quarter mile or less. it was a long area of low clouds that straddled right across the bay bridge. wind east-southeast at five miles per hour and wave heights anywhere from five to eight feet. what i will say is we have had fog, wind and also wave heights that have been much w
. in september, the ntsb made two urgent safety recommendations to fix general electric engines which are used in dreamliners and other planes. ge, a part owner of nbc. last month united airliners dreamliner traveling from houston to new jersey made an emergency landing in new orleans when a power generator failed and just last friday an ana dreamliner in japan was delayed due to an oil leak. now officials like we said once again just a little while ago have grounded the entire fleet of ana 787s. >>> san francisco is cracking down on smoking again. now you can still smoke on a public street unless the city closes off the street for a fair or festival. the board of supervisors approving an ordinance mandating that promoters post signs saying that outdoor events are smoke-free events. >>> could the bay area's biggest airport change its name? a san francisco lawmaker today introduced legislation to rename sfo harvey milk san francisco international airport. milk was the first openly gay lawmaker. he needs five other supervisors to agree before it can go on the november ballot. if the charter amen
. the repair work is expected to last about four and a half months. the ntsb and the coast guard say it could take months to determine the actual cause of the crash. >> the union representing state engineers is questioning whether there's enough oversight on california's planned high-speed rail line. plans for the first 30-mile segment call for the contractors to design and build a project as well as hire inspectors to test it. state engineers to high speed rail meets independent inspectors on site to make sure everything is done correctly. the high-speed rail authority says there will be many levels of inspection they can consult cal trans. >> putting an end to partisan squabbling. the president uses this historic day to forge a path for the future. y >>> and i'm janelle wang. a hostage standoff that killed three americans. and preparing like any british soldier, so what happened on his tour of duty in afghanistan he just wrapped up? next in "world tonight." >>> and drinks on the house. the airline that took on and is now on the hook for millions of free drinks. >>> looking at a live picture
there the tanker's owner. depending on the outcome of the ntsb and coast guard investigations. >>> the week takes a chilly turn. >> after rare winter warmth today, areas of 70s down in the south bay, los gatos at 73. santa cruz at 68. we have the system lining up offshore. we'll track the rain timeline and let you know when the showers will arrive coming up in a few minutes. >>> the clock is ticking for city college of san francisco. the school is taking teachers' wages without their permission to save the college. but will it work. the answer coming up in tonight's reality check. >>> what we can all learn from a man te'o's social media mess. an executive is weighing in with advice. >>> four years after a bizarre road rage episode left two elderly pedestrians dead, a san jose jury convicted a drunk driver of their murders. visitors to the park were horrified to see a white suv plow right into three seniors out on a morning stroll. two of them died. a man playing soccer nearby testified at trial that minutes before the accident, driver armando oh choa had shouted at him and tried to cut him off in
ultimately paid out $44 million to help fund the cleanup and $10 million in fines. an ntsb investigation found the pilot was impaired at the time by prescription drugs. he served ten months behind bars and had miss pilot's license revoked. if you want more information including close-up photos of the damage done today, logon to our website, nbcbayarea.com. it's all there on the home page. >>> it's a legal move that does not sit well with most of the victims' families. a judge ruled the man at the center of the mass shooting is not competent to stand trial. we bring in kimberly tere who was in the courtroom for the hearing and joins us with more on the decision and why this is not the end of the story. >> reporter: one family member who did not want to be identified spoke to us off camera. he was really upset. he said goh was can haonfident h to killed his loved one and six others and should be competent enough to stand trial. he went on to say he's disappoint disappointed with the judge's decision and wants to see goh tried. but as it stands now, that will take some time. he's an accused
smoking. a fire down below that ntsb and boeing investigators have traced to the auxiliary power battery unit. >> it was a moderate fire condition in the modern avionics department that included the batteries and some of the electronic equipment. >> reporter: according to reports, one firefighter was injured battling monday's fire. boeing said of the fire, quote, nothing that we've seen in this case indicates a relationship to any previous 787 power system events, which involved power panel faults elsewhere in the aft electrical equipment bay. clearly, this is not the pr they dreamed about. >> i'll fly on a 787 any time. i have absolute confidence in the airplane. there are going to be teething problems with a new airplane. it's quite common. >> reporter: in light of all of this, united airlines says it will examine its fleet of 787s, looking for any signs of trouble. natalie? >> ron mott in boston. thanks so much, ron. >>> aig is considering whether or not to join a lawsuit against the government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the company back in 2008. aig's decision on whethe
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